The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of our food system in a way we could not have imagined, with food insecurity set to double by the end of 2020.
Communities have wasted no time: across Canada, a grassroots movement has sprouted — people are planting ‘quarantine gardens’ to support their food insecure neighbours; and food banks and community kitchens are delivering thousands of meals and food products every week.
It is time for cities, towns and supermarkets to each do their share by supporting local food production and reducing food waste.
Want to dig a little deeper into why local food solutions are climate solutions? Watch this video to understand how our global industrialized food system is inequitable and ecologically destructive. The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized what we already knew – we need to change how and what types of food we produce and consume for a healthy, just future for all.